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Today in the World Countries

  • Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King is being celebrated in Bhutan
  • Founding Day is being celebrated in Saudi Arabia
  • Independence Day is being celebrated in Saint Lucia
  • People born on this day are Pisces as their zodiac sign.

Today in History

On this day in 2023

  • Astronomers reveal Webb telescope data is upending existing theories of how early galaxies were formed, after finding six massive galaxies 100x larger than expected soon after the Big Bang.
  • Elaine Barkin (née Radoff), American composer, educator, music writer and editor (Perspectives of New Music,1964-85), who died at 90.
  • Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal: Season 1 is released. Julia Willoughby Nason and Jenner Furst's documentary series focuses on the death of 19-year-old Mallory Beach from a boating accident caused by Paul Murdaugh, as well as possible connections to the death of Buster Murdaugh's friend, the Murdaugh's housekeeper Gloria Satterfield and the current trial regarding the death of Paul and Maggie Murdaugh.
  • Redemption Reapers for PC is released. Descending suddenly on the world, the macabre Mort armies destroy nation after nation, leaving humanity decimated in their wake. Among the forces resisting the Mort is a small band of mercenaries known as the Ashen Hawk Brigade.Redemption Reapers is a dark fantasy simulation game set in a medieval world. Be immersed in the tale of the desperate struggle between the Ashen Hawk Brigade and the terrifying Mort legions.With despair looming as the menacing Mort horde marches ever closer, help your small resistance defeat the enemy masses by bringing together a rich variety of character builds and a meticulous strategy. Experience the exhilaration as you rise up to overcome the odds and achieve victory!
  • Resident Evil Village VR for PlayStation 5 is released. The main story of Resident Evil Village is now in VR. Technological advances have allowed us to offer players a more immersive experience by using eye tracking and 3D audio, unique to 4K HDR displays, as well as greater graphical fidelity. Chandeliers and furniture within Castle Dimitrescu will be more beautiful than ever before, and the large presence of the Lady herself can be truly appreciated. Playing with the PlayStation VR2 Sense controller in addition to your headset also makes the player feel like they are really in the game! When the player guards with their arms or mimics shooting a gun, Ethan copies the movements in-game.New actions such as dual wielding with a handgun and knife or handgun and shotgun are now possible. It's like the player themselves is the controller!Become Ethan Winters and truly immerse yourself in the world as you fight for your life in Resident Evil Village.
  • Rez Infinite for PlayStation 5 is released. Experience 360 degrees of mind-blowing synesthesia as you blast through waves of enemies and giant transforming bosses, with colors and sounds that sync and blend to the beat of Rez's legendary techno soundtrack.
  • Moss: Book II for PlayStation 5 is released. Quill is back - and she's being hunted. Those who seek to unmake this world are desperate for the Glass she holds, and they'll stop at nothing to claw it from her grasp.But the young hero has a plan of her own, one that could finally end the merciless rule of the Arcane and restore peace to Moss once more. To stand a chance, Quill will need a true partner by her side - and we hope that partner is you. With her, you'll venture deep inside the hexed castle of the Arcane where dangerous terrain, challenging puzzles, and enemies twisted in fire and steel await.The journey will be trying - filled with triumph and heartbreak alike - but new allies, old friends, and the very nature of the castle itself can offer help along the way. Yet in the end, it is you alone who can lift Quill up to save this world, and together, rise to legend.
  • Moss for PlayStation 5 is released. Moss is a single-player action-adventure puzzle game that, since its debut, has captured fans' imaginations everywhere with its intuitive gameplay, creative design, and high degree of artistic polish. Moss has earned more than 20 global awards and nominations and incredible review scores. In Moss, the young mouse Quill must embark on an epic journey -- and she needs you there by her side. Together, you'll travel to forgotten realms, solve challenging puzzles and battle menacing enemies. Alone, no one can conquer what you're up against. But united you just may defeat even the darkest of villains.
  • Horizon Call of the Mountain for PlayStation 5 is released. A brand-new Horizon adventure currently in development at Guerrilla and Firesprite for PlayStation VR2, this unique experience has been designed to push hardware technology, innovation and gameplay. The stunning visuals and brand-new PS VR2 Sense controllers give a new meaning to being fully immersed into the world of Horizon.The story will be told through the eyes of an entirely new character, while you will also meet Aloy, other familiar faces, and new characters along the way.
  • Kayak VR: Mirage for PlayStation 5 is released. Kayak VR: Mirage is a jaw-dropping and exhilarating journey through beautiful and unique locations, tailor-made for Virtual Reality. Maneuver our fully physically accurate kayak around checkpoints and crown yourself the fastest, or take it easy and use the free roam mode for a leisurely trip and enjoy the scenery.
  • Demeo for PlayStation 5 is released. RPG fans, unite in virtual reality.A dark force has taken over the underworld in the upcoming RPG dungeon crawler, Demeo, and it's a world you're not likely to survive alone.Terrors and treasure await as you and your friends brave the corrupted catacombs of Demeo together. Choose your champions wisely in this cooperative game, for once you have ventured below you must conquer the nether floors or perish in the attempt. The ultimate outcome depends on your choices, and whether the dice are rolled in your favorWill you have the mettle to survive all the way to the end in this monster-infested turn-based game that will take game night virtual in 2021?
  • After the Fall - Complete Edition for PlayStation 5 is released. From the creators of Arizona Sunshine comes an epic VR action FPS with intense co-op gameplay at its core that pits up to 4 players against a post-apocalyptic VR world filled with ferocious undead, mutated and twisted by the relentless cold. Set in the ice-covered ruins of 1980s LA nearly 20 years after the apocalypse, After the Fall combines an evolving VR world shared with players on all platforms with action-packed co-op gameplay, built from the ground up for VR.Venture out into the remains of post-apocalyptic LA, wield deadly weapons and devastating powers with real-life movements as you develop your combat style, and join forces with players worldwide. Go head to head with hordes and towering bosses in a bid to leave the city a better place than your predecessors.
  • Ragnarock for PlayStation 5 is released. Are you ready to rock? Ragnarock is a solo/multiplayer VR rhythm game in which you play a viking captain competing in a ship race. With your two hammers, crush the incoming runes in sync with epic viking music. Keep hitting the runes perfectly to accumulate combo energy in your hammers, and you will be able to activate a speed boost!Pound your drums to the sound of epic music, from celtic rock to viking power metal, and set sail against your rivals in multiplayer mode. Will you outrace them all and carve your name on top of the leaderboard?
  • Tentacular for PlayStation 5 is released. Ever felt like a squid out of water?Tentacular plunges you into the ocean-dwelling hulk of a gigantic, kind-hearted tentacled beast trying to figure out its place in the world.Raised among humans on the bustling and eccentric island of La Kalma, the time has finally come to unravel the secrets of your mysterious origin while working as the world's strongest handyman. Help your human friends to research a strange and an incredibly powerful energy source through a colossal collection of action-based activities and constructions puzzles, using your titanic tentacles to aid your quest for answers and unlock elements for your very own playground in the creative sandbox mode.
  • Tetris Effect: Connected for PlayStation 5 is released. Tetris Effect: Connected is Tetris like you've never seen it, or heard it, or felt it before - an incredibly addictive, unique, and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time, from the people who brought you the award-winning Rez Infinite and legendary puzzle game Lumines. Music, backgrounds, sounds, special effects - everything, down to the Tetris pieces themselves, pulse, dance, shimmer, and explode in perfect sync with how you're playing, making any of the game's 30+ stages and 10+ modes something you'll want to experience over and over again.
  • Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge - Enhanced Edition for PlayStation 5 is released. As a Droid Repair Technician who crash lands on Batuu, get swept into a grand adventure, proving anyone can be a hero. Take on missions in the Batuu wilds, face off against the Guavian Death Gang, infiltrate a First Order facility and travel to other eras in the galaxy in your own unforgettable Star Wars story. The adventure continues in the cantina by unlocking three of Seezelslak's legendary Tales. By completing his special missions, you'll be fully transported to other eras and even planets in the galaxy: become a Jedi in the "Temple of Darkness"; train with your padawan in "The Sacred Garden"; or even take on a bounty as assassin droid IG-88 in "The Bounty of Boggs Triff".Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge - Enhanced Edition lets you become the hero of your own thrilling adventure, allowing you to play your way with different difficulty levels, combat weapons and within immersive tales that show how the actions of one person can change the galaxy.
  • The Last Clockwinder for PlayStation 5 is released. You are on a mission to repair an ancient clocktower built into the trunk of a colossal tree. Inside, you find a pair of gloves that allow you to turn anything you do into a looping clockwork automaton.These clones can do everything you can do, from planting to cutting to throwing items through the air.Create an interconnected system out of your own clones. Grow plants, harvest resources, and work together to save the clocktower!
  • Unplugged: Air Guitar for PlayStation 5 is released. Play air guitar and write rock history in VR! Unplugged lets you rock out to some of the biggest and most insanely cool songs from world-famous rock bands, including The Offspring, Weezer & Ozzy Osbourne. Become a rock legend with Steel Panther’s inimitable frontman Satchel as your mentor. Produced by the lead guitarist of Guitar Hero, playing air guitar has never felt this real. Pick up your virtual guitar, select a song, match your controller to the chords, strum the strings at the right time and engage the crowd! Unlock venues, guitars, and more on your way to rock stardom and compete with the world’s best air guitarists on the leaderboards.• Go on an epic journey celebrating 5 decades of rock• Unlock venues, songs and gear on your rise to fame• Jam out to 45+ rock hits in 4 difficulty modes• Become a rock legend on the global leaderboards
  • What The Bat? for PlayStation 5 is released. A wise man once said: If all you have are bats for hands, everything feels like a baseball. From the creators of WHAT THE GOLF? comes a silly VR game about navigating life with baseball bats for hands. Swing your way through over 100 levels of batting, cooking, shooting, smashing, parking, painting, pickling, petting, and WHATnot. Experience fully immersive silliness in a first-person experience like no other!Features:- 100+ unique levels of physical comedy and craziness!- Wholesome original soundtrack!- Pet a dog, pickle a tractor, and take selfies with The Selfie Bat!- The expected playtime is 4 hours, but remember to take breaks (too much VR can drive you batty)
  • Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded for PlayStation 5 is released. Zombieland: Headshot Fever is a modern take on the classic arcade light gun shooter, built from the ground up for VR, and rebuilt for PlayStation®VR2. Join the Zombieland crew as you take on zombie hordes against the clock. Headshot combos slow down time, meaning the most precise shooter is the fastest. Challenge the leaderboards with skill, speed, and accuracy.- Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded is the ultimate version of the hit VR game, rebuilt to take advantage of PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®VR2.- Experience Zombieland: Headshot Fever as never before, with 4K 90fps gameplay, headset rumble, and controller haptics, making you feel every oncoming zombie and every bullet fired.- Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded on PlayStation®VR2 benefits from a brand new cel-shaded art style, new character models, new animations, new lighting, ragdoll physics, new music, completely re-designed progression system, a new game hub and so much more.- Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded on PlayStation®VR2 also includes a whole host of brand new gameplay content, including a new story level, three new remix levels, new Gun Range challenges, new guns, new perks, new gun skins and more.- Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded also includes Arcade Mode: a roguelite game mode that asks players to compete for the best run across five levels. Spend earned currency in between levels to purchase special upgrades, perks and guns, or will you exchange one of your three lives for extra time?
  • Digimon World: Next Order for Switch is released. The Digital World has run rampant with Machinedramon and is now in a state of utter chaos. As a Digidestined, it’s up to you to restore order to the world in Digimon World: Next Order, a monster-collecting RPG.Find and recruit as many faithful Digimon companions as possible to rebuild the Digital World. Will you be able to balance both training and exploration to stop the virus infected Digimon from causing complete destruction?

On this day in 2022

  • Three white men convicted of killing black jogger Ahmaud Arbery found guilty of federal hate crimes, in Georgia.
  • Anna Karen [Ann McCall] British comic actress (On the Buses - "Olive" ; EastEnders,1996-2017 - "Aunt Sal"), who died in a house fire at 85.
  • Assetto Corsa Competizione for PlayStation 5 is released. Assetto Corsa Competizione is an extraordinary racing simulation game allowing players to experience the real atmosphere of the GT3 championship, competing against official drivers, teams, cars and circuits reproduced in-game with the highest level of accuracy ever achieved. Sprint, Endurance and Spa 24 Hours races come to life with an incredible level of realism, in both single and multiplayer modes. Born from KUNOS Simulazioni's long-term experience, this racing simulator takes full advantage of Unreal Engine 4 to ensure photorealistic weather conditions and graphics, night races, motion capture animations, reaching a new standard in terms of driving realism and immersion, thanks to its further improved tyre and aerodynamic models.
  • Monark for Switch is released. How far will you go to save the ones you love? Could you face the threats that surround you? Could you face yourself? Your world is plunged into madness when the mysterious and deadly Mist surrounds Shin Mikado Academy. In order to save your friends, you enter the Otherworld, a Daemon-filled dimension beyond the real world. Within this enigmatic realm, you must learn to harness your Authority of Vanity and conjure a battalion of Fiends, whose power comes from the Ego of their master. Develop your Ego through various psychological tests to enhance the power of your Fiends, and lead your forces into battle to fight with and against the seven "Pactbearers"that are corrupting the academy. Embrace the power of your madness to gain strength, but take care not to delve too far, lest you risk losing yourself. Fellow students and instructors will lend you their aid in your quest to resolve the anomalies throughout the campus.
  • Sol Cresta for Switch is released. Sol Cresta is a sequel to 1980 arcade game Moon Cresta and its 1985 successor Terra Cresta.
  • Destiny 2: The Witch Queen for Xbox Series X is released. The Definitive Destiny Campaign. Delve into Savathûn’s Throne World to uncover the mystery of how she and her Lucent Hive stole the Light. Learn the secrets to crafting new weapons, the new Glaive, and survive the truth within her web of lies. New Destination. A twisted wonderland of corruption and splendor, Savathûn’s Throne World plays host to a fragile balance of power. From her palace to the swamp, all that she hides can be found here. Weapon Crafting. Create custom weaponry with unique mod, shader, and stat combinations. Master the new Glaive weapon type and unleash powerful melee combos, projectile attacks, and a deployable energy shield.

On this day in 2021

  • Influential French dance duo Daft Punk announce their split after 28 years.
  • US death toll from COVID-19 pandemic passes 500,000, higher than US deaths in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined.
  • Wife of drug cartel boss "El Chapo" Emma Coronel Aispuro arrested in the US on drug trafficking charges and conspiring to free her husband from prison.
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind), who died at 101.
  • Don Meacham, Race Car Driver.
  • Beartown is released. An assault accusation against one of the players of a small town's junior ice-hockey team on its way to a national title nearly destroys the community in the Swedish-language drama based on Fredrik Backman's novel of the same name.[Premiered originally in several European countries on HBO España, Nordic, Portugal and HBO GO (Central Europe) on 18 Oct 2020]

On this day in 2020

  • B Smith, Chef.
  • Al Rudd, Jr., Race Car Driver.
  • Paul Shull, Race Car Driver.
  • Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo marks his 1,000th senior appearance by scoring in Juventus'2-1 Serie A win over SPAL; 725 career goals in 836 club games and 164 internationals.

On this day in 2019

  • Robert Kraft, owner of NFL team the New England Patriots, charged with soliciting prostitution, as part of human-trafficking sting operation in Jupiter, Florida.
  • Musician Peter Frampton announces he has a degenerative muscular disease and his next tour will be his last.
  • Actor Jussie Smollett suspended from US TV show "Empire" after revealed that actor made false claims about racist and homophobic attack.
  • Wrestle is released. Hoop Dreams goes to the mat in this intimate, coming-of-age documentary about four members of a high-school wrestling team at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School, a longstanding entry on Alabama’s list of failing schools. Coached by teacher Chris Scribner, teammates Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan each face challenges far beyond a shot at the State Championship: splintered family lives, drug use, teenage pregnancy, mental health struggles, and run-ins with the law threaten to derail their success on the mat and lock any doors that could otherwise open. Tough-love coach Scribner isn’t off the hook, either; he must come to terms with his own past conflicts while unwittingly wading into the complexities of race, class and privilege in the South. [Oscilloscope Labs]
  • The Changeover is released. Sixteen year-old Laura Chant (Erana James) lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko (Benji Purchase) in a poor new suburb on the edge of a partially demolished Christchurch, New Zealand. Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who attacks Jacko and slowly drains the life out of him as the spirit becomes ever younger. Laura discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, and must harness it to save her brother's life.
  • The Competition is released. The Competition begins, significantly, with the image of a locked gate—that of La Fémis, one of the most prestigious film schools in the world, offering hands-on training from working professionals, accepting only 40 students per year from hundreds of applicants. This Wiseman-esque documentary from Claire Simon, one of France’s premiere nonfiction filmmakers, observes the process whereby those lucky forty are selected—a process which is revealed to be highly personal, idiosyncratic, and subject to the vagaries of taste and personal prejudice. Funny, penetrating, and surprisingly suspenseful, The Competition offers not only a unique opportunity to see the inner workings of an institution at the very heart of the French film industry, but an invitation to look at the assumptions and roadblocks that shape any national film industry, and higher education in general.
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is released. Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together—to the very ends of the Earth—to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure. [Dreamworks]
  • The Iron Orchard is released. The Iron Orchard is the story of Jim McNeely (Lane Garrison), a young man thrust into the vibrant and brutal West Texas oilfields in 1939. In a state gushing with oil and filled with ambition, McNeely settles into a small-town community that is slowly overcoming the trauma of the Great Depression. The formidable path before him is riddled with obstacles – overbearing bosses who try to keep him down, powerful oilmen who are reluctant to invest in a fresh face, and women who see salvation in his charms – but he finds a glimmer of hope with his first loves: new wife Lee Montgomery (Ali Cobrin) and drilling for oil. With everything falling into place to ascend to the top of the oil chain, McNeely stumbles upwards through his success and in turn jeopardizes his desperate longing to conquer this brave new world of influence and wealth. What will define his legacy in building the rich oil tradition of West Texas?
  • Paddleton is released. An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors (Mark Duplass & Ray Romano) becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
  • Post Earth was released by Feels. The second full-length releases for the Los Angeles post-punk band was produced and mixed by Tim Green.
  • Harverd Dropout was released by Lil Pump. The second full-length release for Miami rapper features guest appearances from the 2 Chainz, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, Offsett, Quavo, Smokepurpp, Kanye West & YG.
  • In Search of the Miraculous was released by Desperate Journalist. The third full-length release for the British indie rock/pop band led by Jo Bevan was self-produced.
  • Lung Bread for Daddy was released by Du Blonde. The second full-length release for Beth Jeans Houghton as Du Blonde was self-produced.
  • Mazy Fly was released by Spellling. This is the second full-length release for California-based Tia Cabral.
  • All My Relations was released by Cochemea. The latest full-length solo release from Dap-Kings saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum features influences from North Africa, India and Mexico.
  • Crushing was released by Julia Jacklin. The second full-length release for the Australian singer-songwriter was produced by Burke Reid.
  • Eton Alive was released by Sleaford Mods. The fifth full-length studio release for the British duo of Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn is the first album on their own label.
  • Father Of 4 was released by Offset. The debut full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from 21 Savage, Big Rube, Cardi B, J. Cole, CeeLo Green, Gucci Mane, Gunna, Quavo, and Travis Scott.
  • The Route To The Harmonium was released by James Yorkston. The latest full-length solo release for the Scottish singer-songwriter was recorded in his Scottish home and was produced with David Wrench.
  • This Land was released by Gary Clark, Jr.. The fifth full-length studio release for the Austin singer-guitarist was co-produced with Jacob Sciba.
  • South of Reality was released by The Claypool Lennon Delirium. The second full-length release for the experimental psychedelic rock duo of Les Claypool and Sean Lennon was self-produced.
  • You Will Not Die was released by Nakhane. The second full-length release for the South African actor/singer was produced by Ben Christopher.
  • Strange Creatures was released by Drenge. The third full-length release for the British rock duo of Eoin and Rory Loveless was produced by Ross Orton.
  • Wraith was released by Teeth of the Sea. The fifth full-length release for the London-based experimental/post-rock band was produced by Erol Alkan.
  • Walk Through Fire was released by Yola. Produced by Dan Auerbach, the debut full-length solo release for the British artist features influences from country, pop and soul music.
  • Anthem for PlayStation 4 is released. Anthem is a shared-world action-RPG in which players delve into a vast world teeming with amazing technology and forgotten treasures. The world is also filled with savage beasts and ruthless marauders where Freelancers are called to defeat the forces plotting to conquer humanity. In Anthem, up to 4 friends unravel the world’s mysteries and take on its most fearsome challenges together. Shared danger means shared glory, and successful Freelancers are all be richly rewarded for successful exploits. Throughout their adventure, players outfit their Freelancers with powerful Javelin exosuits, each of which are equipped with unique weapons and abilities. Players also customize their Javelin with gear they earn and craft throughout the adventure, and leave a lasting mark on the world. [Electronic Arts]

On this day in 2018

  • Neanderthals not humans were the first artists on Earth, producing red cave paintings 65,000 years ago in Spain, according to new research published in "Science".
  • Women's big air snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Pyeongchang; Austria's Anna Gasser is inaugural gold medallist.
  • Nanette Fabray [Ruby Fabares], American actress and singer (Love Life, Caesar's Hour, One Day at a Time), who died at 97.
  • Brass Tactics for PC is released. The scions have fallen - master the table, or lose the war. Experience real-time strategy as it was meant to be: in full VR. From the lead designer of Age of Empires II comes a living tabletop battlefield, where your forces are always at your fingertips. Solo or with a friend, it all comes down to Brass Tactics.
  • Total War: Arena for PC is released. Total War: ARENA is a free-to-play, team-based strategy game where players step into the boots of legendary heroes from the past to forge their legacy through combat. Built on years of Creative Assembly’s experience with the critically acclaimed Total War series, it takes the pillars of strategy, intense, tactical combat, and dedication to history the series is famous for and distills it into epic, online combat for new and old fans alike.
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse for PC is released. Stellaris: Apocalypse is a full expansion which redefines stellar warfare for all players with a host of new offensive and defensive options. Destroy entire worlds with terrifying new planet-killer weapons, fight against (or alongside) ruthless space pirates, and maybe discover a few non-violent game features as well.
  • Typoman: Revised for Switch is released. Typoman is a 2D puzzle platformer. You slip into the role of a character made of letters, struggling to make your way through a dark and hostile world. Despite your small stature you have a powerful gift: You can craft words to alter your environment. But choose your words wisely - they can either be a blessing...or a curse!
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus for Switch is released. A new sequel in the highly acclaimed PAC-MAN Championship Edition series finally comes to next-generation consoles and PC! Taking highlights from the past, PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2 takes the best aspects from Championship Edition and Championship Edition DX and evolves the game for the future! Featuring eye-popping 3D graphics and funky visuals, the latest version of the classic game takes chomping and chasing through mazes to a whole new level! Get on the train, a new PAC experience is coming!
  • Radiation Island for Switch is released. Radiation Island is a survival adventure game where you craft your own destiny in a huge open world environment. As part of the Philadelphia Experiment you have become stranded in a parallel, alternate reality. Discover this new and mysterious world, with all its surprises. Use everything you find to survive it and solve its puzzle to get back to the real world.Follow your own path in an environment of breathtaking beauty and gigantic scope. Explore huge forests inhabited by dangerous wolves, bears and mountain lions. Investigate abandoned villages and old military compounds where zombies guard vital tools, weapons and clues to the secrets of this world. You can even swim and dive, if you can avoid the hungry crocodiles.Hunt wild animals, fish or gather fruits to overcome hunger. Mine for resources and craft weapons, tools and basic vehicles. Find hidden treasures, equipment and fire arms to prevail in a world full of perils: radiation, anomalies, harsh weather and enraged zombies.Experience the full day-night cycle and face the dangers of darkness and cold.
  • Membrane for Switch is released. Membrane is a creative-action puzzle game in which you build, bend and break the world around you while experimenting to create your own solutions. Bendy bridges, wobbly ladders and shaky structures are just the beginning of what you'll make to test the limits of this weird, day-glo world. Membrane was designed to allow creative space for the player to interact and build their own unique solutions. The puzzles are NOT designed to rely on deception or a single solution, lock & key approach to test players. Instead the game was built to reward creativity and experimentation from the player. Get your thinking cap on friends!
  • Hollow for Switch is released. In Hollow, you are one of the pilots that transports precious resource cargo from the mining ship Shakhter-One down to Earth. One day you wake up in an emergency capsule drifting near the facility. You don't remember who you are, or how you got out there… All you can remember is an autopilot docking code for capsule dock NR 6. When you dock with Shakhter-One, it is clear that something has gone horribly wrong. The crew is missing and the entire facility is dealing with catastrophic power issues. As you start to uncover the ship's terrifying secrets, Shakhter-One threatens to take your identity, your sanity, and – ultimately – your life.
  • Fable Fortune for Xbox One is released. Play as one of six unique Heroes in a collectible card game that combines the iconic world and characters of Albion with fast-paced and thrilling tactical gameplay. In Fable Fortune, your destiny is on the cards. [Microsoft]
  • Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak stirs up controversy by declaring he prefers quinoa to rice, the national dish.
  • German individual Nordic combined 10k large hill champion Johannes Rydzek and normal hill winner Eric Frenzel win their 2nd gold medals of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the 4 x 5k team event.
  • Chinese short track speed skater Wu Dajing beats men's 500m world record twice en route to winning the gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; 2nd man in history under 40 seconds (39.584s).
  • US wins Olympic women's ice hockey gold medal for the first time in 20 years with a 4-3 shootout victory over Canada in Pyeongchang; scores tied 3-3 after overtime.

On this day in 2017

  • Discovery of 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting star Trappist-1 announced in Journal "Nature" - raises possibility of alien life.
  • Jay-Z becomes 1st rapper to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside Max Martin, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
  • John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player, who died at 91.
  • Ed Garvey, American labor leader (NFL Players Association), who died at 76.
  • Fritz Koenig, German sculptor (Sphere at World Trade Center), who died at 92.
  • Herald: An Interactive Period Drama for PC is released. Herald is a choice-driven adventure set during colonial times. Board the HLV Herald and uncover its dark secrets in a tale about tyranny and servitude.
  • Shift Happens for Xbox One is released.
  • Eni Faleomavaega, American-Samoan politician (3rd Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa), who died at 73.

On this day in 2016

  • David Bowie dominated the 2017 Brit awards. The star was awarded best British male and best British album, for his mournful swansong, Blackstar. Rag'n'Bone Man was the other big winner of the night taking home two awards - the critics choice award and best British breakthrough act. As well as honouring Bowie, the Brits paid tribute to George Michael, who died on Christmas day 2016..
  • American country music singer and songwriter Sonny James, best known for his 1957 hit, 'Young Love' died in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 87. Dubbed the Southern Gentleman, James had 72 country and pop chart hits from 1953 to 1983, including 23 No.1 Country hits..
  • 10 million people are without water in Delhi after caste protests in Jat sabotage the Munak water canal.
  • Douglas Slocombe, British cinematographer (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Raiders of the Lost Ark), who died at 103.
  • Wesley A Clark, American computer designer (first personal computer - LINC), who died at 88.
  • Yolande Betbeze Fox, Miss America 1951, first to refuse to parade in a swimsuit, who died at 87.
  • Sonny James [James Loden], American country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), who died at 87.

On this day in 2015

  • 87th Academy Awards: "Best Picture - "Birdman", Best Director, and Best Screenplay - Alejandro González Iñárritu (" Birdman:"), Best Actor - Eddie Redmayne – (" The Theory of Everything"), Best Actress - Julianne Moore (" Still Alice").
  • 57th Daytona 500: Joey Logano wins event for 2nd time after taking lead with 10 laps to go; is ahead of Kevin Harvick before caution flag on last lap ends race in his favour.
  • Chris Rainbow [Harley], Scottish rock singer, musician and producer (Alan Parsons Project), who died of complications from Parkinson's disease at 68.

On this day in 2014

  • At age 34, Mario Matt of Austria becomes the oldest champion in Olympic alpine skiing history with the slalom gold medal at Sochi.
  • 45th NAACP Image Awards: "12 Years a Slave" wins Outstanding Motion Picture.
  • Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist and poet, who died at 98.
  • About A Boy: Season 1 is released. Will Freeman (David Walton), a songwriter living off his royalties, finds his life changed by the arrival of Fiona (Minnie Driver) and her son Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) next door, in this comedy based on the Nick Hornby novel of the same name.
  • Matteo Renzi becomes Prime Minister of Italy.
  • Viktor Yanukovych is ousted as President of Ukraine by the parliament following the Euromaidan revolution.
  • Snowboard Olympic parallel special slalom event debuts and is run for the only time at the Sochi Winter Games; Russian Vic Wild and Julia Dujmovits of Canada win unique gold medals.
  • Norway sweeps the medals in the women's 30k cross country skiing at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Marit Bjørgen wins her 6th career gold ahead of team mates Therese Johaug and Kristin Størmer Steira.
  • After winning the men's parallel giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Olympics, Russian snowboarder Vic Wild wins his 2nd gold in the parallel slalom.
  • Dutch speed skaters Jorien ter Mors (1,500m champion) and Ireen Wüst (3,000m winner) each claim their 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics as part of the women's pursuit team.


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